Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis, often called a silent disease, can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. Fractures occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, women are four more times more likely than men to develop the disease.
Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable. Thanks to technology, physicians are better able to detect and treat bone loss in the very early stages. The first step in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis starts with an objective measurement of your bone status.
Screening for Osteoporosis
At Brookings Health System, we offer bone densiometry to safely, accurately, and painlessly measure your bone mineral density.
Bone densiometry uses as an advanced technology called DXA (short for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) to screen for osteoporosis.
For more information on osteoporosis screening, call Imaging Services at 605-696-7707.
Bone densitometry uses as an advanced technology called DXA (short for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) to safely, accurately and painlessly measure bone mineral density to screen for osteoporosis.
Want more information about bone densitometry?
Download A Patient's Guide to Bone Densitometry brochure.